Dear Friends, This is a message from Marcus at Tate in which I would like to wish you a very happy new year, and to tell you about Tate’s Audio Description tours for Blind and Partially Sighted visitors in January and February. Our first tour of the year is at Tate Modern, and takes place … Continue reading Guest post: Audio described tours at Tate
Mélissa was a healthy young woman, living and working in Canada until suddenly she acquired nystagmus and everything changed. Melissa is now adjusting to her new life with nystagmus and wanted to share her story of hope for the future … My beautiful, wobbly world My name is Mélissa Khalifé, I’m 30 years old and … Continue reading Guest post: Mélissa’s story of acquired nystagmus
Published today as part of National Eye Health Week, a new YouTube video by Emily Davison, also known online as the Fashioneyesta, tells what nystagmus is and how it affects daily life. Watch Emily’s video here.
Over the summer holidays we followed Harry’s progress as he underwent the Anderson Kestenbaum procedure to address the head turn associated with his nullpoint. Today we hear from Harry’s Dad, Ian, how Harry is getting on, 4 weeks after his operation. Ian writes: “Harry’s eyes are now nothing but a slight irritation and, apart from … Continue reading Guest post: Harry’s back at school!
Harry and his family continue their post surgery journey. Ian writes: On day 7 after the op Harry is able to open his eyes for longer periods, the blurry vision is settling down and he is able to see much better. He is still having to have eye drops 4 times a day for the … Continue reading Guest post – Harry’s recovery from surgery continues
Harry has undergone the Anderson Kestenbaum procedure this summer to address his marked head turn. His Dad, Ian, has asked us to share their experiences. A few days after the operation it was time for father and son to have a chat about how things had gone. Ian continues: On the Sunday post operation I had … Continue reading Guest post – one week after Harry’s null point surgery
Ian is sharing his thoughts and experiences as his son undergoes Anderson Kestenbaum surgery this summer to address the head turn associated with his null point. In this post he recalls the day of the surgery: We had to be there at 8.00am and Harry was in really good spirits. He went down to the … Continue reading Guest post – Harry’s null point surgery
Harry and his parents had many, many questions before finally deciding to go ahead with null point surgery. Here are just some of the questions the family asked, with the answers they received from the surgical team: Is this a complicated procedure? Yes. Operating on eyes in general is complicated, but when 2 eyes are to … Continue reading Guest post – questions for Harry’s consultant
15 year old Harry has undergone the Anderson Kestenbaum procedure this summer. Parents often ask what null point surgery involves. Thorough consultation with the ophthalmologist and the surgical team are key. Harry’s Dad, Ian, asked us to share his son’s experience. Ian, writes: My son, Harry is now aged 15 and was born with idiopathic nystagmus. … Continue reading Guest post – Harry’s null point surgery decision
This is Harry. He’s 15 years old. He has nystagmus and, as you can probably tell from the photo, he also has a fairly marked head turn associated with his null point. This summer, Harry and his parents decided it was right for him to undergo surgery. Known commonly as ‘null point surgery’, because it seeks … Continue reading Introducing Harry’s story